I thought that the forum would be quite lively. Regret to say it is not for
I was eagrly waiting for few weeks to see without any avail.
Really how many safety professionals are there, I m sure not many.
Any way let us start with this question "What is the difference between an accident and an incident or is there no difference at all".
Answers lke "I think ....' are not expeted of a safety professional. For safety it is "yes" or "no" - a perfect answer supported with evidence or authority please.
Hope you will help !
Kesava Pillai

From India, Kollam
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Nice to see the initiative... As being a safety professional let me try to give the reply...
Accidents are incidents are toatlly different in my veiw...
Accident means in which the bodily injury taking place to the personnels involved...
An Incident means any deviation happen from normal conditions which may have the potential to cause any bodily injury... Also can compare to Near Miss...
I hope this will be the starting for a good discussions...
With regards,
Dipil Kumar V

From India
Hi all, According to the dictionary, An Incident is an event esp. a violent one. and an Accident is an unexpected Incident.
From India, Mumbai
A safety professional should have an answer for such questions.
Dictionary will give a meaning, rules may specify to suit the fancy of rule makers. Many will give answers like "I think .......". What we need is a firm one. May be by end of this month we will draw a conclusion.
Mean while I am waiting for more.
Regards to all,
Kesava Pillai

From India, Kollam
Hai all,
incident and accident are certainly different.
Accident is something unexpected and undesired, whereas incident is may or may not be expected but is undesired.
secondly Accident causes death, injury or property damage, whereas incident refers to some personal harm, or undesired situation.
If i am wrong correct me

From India, Hyderabad
Dear Dipil,
Appreciate your enthusiasm.
Lets us wait for few more days and for more replies. As I mentioned above we have to conclude the discussion by end of this month and I assure you that we will conclude to open another!
Kesava Pillai

From India, Kollam
hi Mr. Pillai & Dilip,
Rather i was also shocked to see that where it is coroprate or big or small or private industries, all talk high of safety but none is really concern for it.
u might hv seen the result of it on ur post rather i m facing the same situation.
i m also from safety proffession. so let us all start it.let us infact start taking a topic for a week & lets post ppt or views on it.
mean while we can also choose ppt on safety from this cite it self & place it under the same post. & add the persons in this group.
Hansa Vyas

From India, Udaipur

@ Hansa Vyas
Your view seems cool... We can surely talk about a topic for a week... If anyone wish to put comments really, one week is more than enough... However lets seek the opinion of the thread starter also... So waiting for your view Mr. Pillai... Hope who all here in this site from Safety Profession join us soon... If we make this journey countinue...
Then most of the India Industries still lacking the commitment towards safety... Corporate firms really start showing the commitments as its become a matter of thier exitense in the market... Hope the scenario towards safety will drastically change in India within next 5-10 years....
With regards,

From India
Dear Dipil,
Now about behaviour based safety !
Psychologists and researchers are coming out with lot of ideas in the field of safety. Some are being put on trial and error basis and nothing is found to be final.
It is open to all just to make comments every time there is an accident. Whether they are professionals or otehrwise they have their views on accident prevention strategy too. How far their ideas works at worksite is a question that a professional is posing. In this
context it is high time that safety professionals take up such issues and discuss seriously.
Yes, it is my next topic for discussion. Let us see how it will be dealt with !
Kesava Pillai

From India, Kollam
Mr. Pillai & Dilip, here is a presentation on BBS from NSC Training. hope to statr with this topic. if u hv any ppt or topic related to it lets share it. Regards, Hansa vyas
From India, Udaipur

Attached Files (Download Requires Membership)
File Type: ppt 2 UNDERSTANDING ABC MODEL & CONDUCTING ANALYSIS 2000.ppt (226.0 KB, 734 views)
File Type: ppt 1 BEHAVIOUR-BASED SAFETY MANAGEMENT2000.ppt (447.5 KB, 702 views)
File Type: ppt BEHAVIOUR ANALYSIS&ATTITUDES 2000.ppt (214.0 KB, 718 views)
File Type: ppt INTRA & INTER-PERSONAL BARRIERS 2000.ppt (489.0 KB, 761 views)

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